The american tennis player Reilly Opelka is emptied the heart Friday. In effect, the 39th racket of the world has been criticized very severely the ATP for its management of the crisis of the COVID-19.
“The leadership of the circuit would not have been able to make it worse, he declared to enter the game in an interview with the specialized site racquetmag.com. The players are left completely in the dark, we have no idea of what is happening now.”
“In addition, the big bosses have not lowered their wages, unlike those of the WTA. The leaders of the ATP did not appear to be well currently, since they will make more money than Roger Federer this year. I really don’t understand what is the reasoning behind it.”
According to the American, it is not normal that the program of assistance for the players ranked beyond the top 100 to be paid in part by their colleagues.
“The players should never pay for the other players. But given the disaster in which we are, this funds assistance is become necessary, said Opelka. It is the only hope for many of the players.”
He also believes that “protect the players who are ranked between the 100th and 400th ranks should be the priority of the ATP”.
“The leaders should not ask players to pay for the others so that they do not even have reduced their own wages, has repeated Opelka. The players, themselves, have lost 100% of their salaries.”
Not return anytime soon
Recall that ATP, in conjunction with the WTA and the ITF, announced on Friday the extension of the suspension of activities until at least 31 July.
The tennis professional is to be a full-stop since mid-march. Roland-Garros, expected in may, has reprogrammed his tournament at the end of September, while Wimbledon has announced the cancellation of his publishing 2020 to be held in July. The International of the United States remain for the time scheduled in New York from 31 August to 13 September.